Point and Click games were once the norm especially during the 80s and 90s with very few of those games being actually good. Skip a decade or two later and point and click games have mostly been phased out with the majority of new point and click games being quite underwhelming and honestly, not a lot of fun. Then comes Inner World, a point and click adventure game that took players by surprise with how good it was. From good artwork, humorous writing and interesting puzzles, it took a lot of what made point and click games fun and crafted a fun and enjoyable game.
And now we have the sequel to The Inner World, The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk which further continues the story of the previous game and deals with the repercussions of our actions. The game has been developed by Studio Fizbin and published by Kalypso Media and Headup Games. It is available for the PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and also on Android and iOS devices.
The Last Wind Monk picks up right after the events of the first game. The Inner World did a lot of things right and The Last Wind Monk does a fantastic job building on those elements to give us a sequel that is truly a worthy sequel. You continue to play as Robert who must now claim his right to the throne of Asposia as he is the true heir and save his people from the evil Emil who is leading the people astray with lies and deceit which has turned the people against their rulers.
Robert is accompanied by his friend Laura, a thief who we met in the prequel who is stern with Robert but truly believes he can lead the people of his land. Along with Laura is her trusty pet pigeon, Peck who accompanies them on their journey. The ability to now choose between all three characters gives us more freedom but some levels do force you to use a single character.
The game has puzzles that are fun to solve. Even if you do get stuck the hints help you out which lead to moments of “Oh man, it was so obvious”. Speaking of hints, the hint system is one of my favourite hint system of any puzzle game, especially point and click ones. It doesn’t outright just tell you the answer or has blatantly obvious clues. The clues start of as somewhat vague that help point you in the right direction and with each hint you take, it gets less vague. After one point it straight up tells you how to solve it. The writing is yet again very good with humour that isn’t cringe worthy or childish. The one issue people can face is when playing with a controller since a simple function as pointing and clicking can get frustrating especially when opening the action menus and such.
The Last Wind Monk is a beautiful game with phenomenal artwork and fun gameplay that engrosses you into this world to continue Robert’s story by taking the strengths of point and click games and running with it. It is a game that is a must play as it is not stressful but a relaxed, fun experience and I highly recommend playing the prequel as well.